Kauri-Butanol Value

A quantitative measure of the solvent power of a hydrocarbon compound, or how well a solvent will dissolve a material, which utilizes a reagent comprising kauri gum and butanol. The low end of the scale (indicating poor solvents) is 20, while the high end of the scale (excellent solvents) is 105. The kauri-butanol value is abbreviated KB value.

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